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General Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager, 1st Shift

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Quality Assurance
Enid, OK, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Job Details:

To feed a changing world, it takes an incredible team. From the cutting board to the board room, every Tyson Foods team member plays an important role in our success. That’s where you come in. We are hiring immediately for a General Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager role.

Setting the table for your success: At Tyson Foods, our team members’ health and wellness is very important to us. We believe in helping our team members thrive inside and outside of the workplace. That’s why we’re committed to providing a holistic benefits package that provides support for you and your family.

We invest in our team members and their success by providing resources like BENEFITS ON DAY ONE OF EMPLOYMENT and FREE EDUCATION!

Benefits include: medical/Rx, dental, and vision coverage; 9 paid holidays; 4 weeks paid vacation upon hire; 401(k) with employer match; stock purchase program; and product purchase program. We also offer CAREER GROWTH and much more!

Summary: Our General Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the daily management of all activities of the FSQA department to include food safety programs specification adherence and product quality for products within their assigned facility. In addition, the General FSQA Manager will oversee all special projects as assigned, departmental budgets, turnover and safety.

This role is primarily 1st shift; 8:00AM-5:00PM, however, the selected Candidate will need to be flexible/willing to work across other shifts (1st/2nd) as needed; as this role has responsibility for food safety across all shifts.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Daily oversight of production practices including raw material receiving requirements; pre-operational and operational sanitation; finished product quality and Food Safety Systems; ensuring all Tyson FSQA policies and procedures are followed

  • Monitoring verification and documentation associated with adherence to government regulations

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining the HACCP, PCQI, SOP, GMP and SSOP based programs

  • Ensuring finished product conforms to customer product and label specifications

  • Report product issues and audit results to plant and corporate FSQA, plant management, corporate sales and/or operations

  • Interacting with customers and their agents for product showings, plant tours and audits; visits to customer facilities

  • Initial product runs and investigation response to quality related customer complaints

  • Monitoring microbiological results; conducting bacterial swabs and generating shelf-life environmental graphs

  • Performing research and development activities

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining food safety and quality programs and for the selecting, training and managing of FSQA Supervisors and FSQA Technicians

  • Facilitating both the Food Safety and Foreign Material teams at the plant

  • Completing required internal, regulatory, and customer audits

  • Managing Hold Release inventories at plant level in SAP.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in food safety, animal science, natural science, or a related technical field, or equivalent job experience essential to the role.

  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience, with 8+ years preferred. Experience with USDA regulated products is required, and SAP experience is a plus.

  • Proficient in standard computer skills, including spreadsheet generation and template development for effective communication with plant management, corporate FSQA, sales, and operations.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating the ability to correspond effectively with team members at all levels, from the production line to corporate management.

  • Strong problem identification and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently while effectively collaborating with various facets within the organization and serving as the plant liaison to USDA. HACCP Certified, GFSI Certified, and PCQI Certified are preferred.

  • Direct supervisory experience for a minimum of 3 years, with 5+ years preferred.

  • Occasional travel, approximately 2-5 trips per year.

  • Must attach a resume to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not attach a resume will not be considered.

  • Must reside in the United States to be considered.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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